Managing COVID-19 Cases

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  • Protocols & Procedures

    Hutchison has adopted health and safety protocols and procedures based upon recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Shelby County Health Department. Under each of these scenarios, we ask that you notify your daughter’s division head and err on the side of caution.

SUSPECTED OR KNOWN EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

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  • Suspected Exposure to COVID-19

    If your daughter has been in close contact with someone who suspects he/she has COVID-19, you should closely monitor her for symptoms. If the close contact receives a positive test result, your daughter must quarantine as follows:

    • Quarantine may end after Day 10 of exposure without testing if no symptoms have been reported during the entire 10 days.
    • Quarantine may end after Day 7 of exposure if:
      • There are no symptoms present for the entire 7 days and
      • The exposed individual has a PCR test no earlier than Day 6 and presents a negative result

    Quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.

    In both cases, the quarantine subject must continue to:
    • Monitor for signs and symptoms of illness
    • Wear a mask when around others
    • Observe social distancing
  • Known Exposure to Symptomatic Individual or COVID-19

    If someone in your household is symptomatic of illness, your daughter must quarantine until the symptomatic individual has a non-COVID-19 medical diagnosis. If the household member receives a positive test for COVID-19, your daughter must quarantine as follows: 

    • Quarantine may end after Day 10 of exposure without testing if no symptoms have been reported during the entire 10 days.
    • Quarantine may end after Day 7 of exposure if:
      • There are no symptoms present for the entire 7 days and
      • The exposed individual has a PCR test no earlier than Day 6 and presents a negative result

    Quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.

    In both cases, the quarantine subject must continue to:
    • Monitor for signs and symptoms of illness
    • Wear a mask when around others
    • Observe social distancing

Confirmed COVID-19 Illness

If your daughter tests positive for COVID-19, she must isolate for at least 10 days. After the prescribed isolation period, she may return to school if she is symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing and pain-relieving medication.

Non-COVID-19 Illness

To return to school after a non-COVID-19 illness, your daughter must be symptom free for a minimum of 24 hours without medicine such as pain reliever or fever reducer and have a note from a healthcare provider authorizing her return.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When should my daughter quarantine?

    If your daughter has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, she must quarantine as follows:

    • Quarantine may end after Day 10 of exposure without testing if no symptoms have been reported during the entire 10 days.
    • Quarantine may end after Day 7 of exposure if:
      • There are no symptoms present for the entire 7 days and
      • The exposed individual has a PCR test no earlier than Day 6 and presents a negative result

    Quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.

    In both cases, the quarantine subject must continue to:
    • Monitor for signs and symptoms of illness
    • Wear a mask when around others
    • Observe social distancing
     
    Quarantine is “the separation of a person or group of people reasonably believed to have been exposed to a communicable disease but not yet symptomatic from others who have not been so exposed to prevent the possible spread of the communicable disease.”
  • When should my daughter isolate?

    If your daughter has tested positive for COVID-19, she should isolate from others including those in her own household for a minimum of 10 days. The CDC defines isolation as “the separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease.”
  • How do I know if my daughter has been exposed?

    The CDC defines exposure as “less than 6 feet for greater than 15 minutes with someone [a close contact] who has symptoms of COVID-19 or is positive for COVID-19, irrespective of whether that individual was wearing a cloth face covering.” Importance is placed on the amount of time and the physical proximity to a person with symptoms of COVID-19 or who is positive for COVID-19.

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  • Our Commitment to Transparency

    Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our community, and with this living document Hutchison School makes transparent all that we are doing and will do to promote the health, safety, and well-being of our students, employees, and families. 
     
Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.